When we first began excavating the intermediate cistern, we thought that it was subdivided by a series of walls made of rubble stone. We assumed that the cistern included a group of rooms in its latest phase. After further excavation, however, we have concluded that the walls do not subdivide courts, rather they are a means of disposing of surplus material. The space between the two central walls was used as a corridor, whereas the spaces behind the walls were filled. The walls within the intermediate cistern were built very poorly. (See pictures I, J, K.)